Sultano Chickpeas

Emidio Pepe

Last year’s chickpeas grow on a diverse terrain, gently caressed by the breeze of the Adriatic sea. The “Sultan” variety is characterized by a thin shell and small size. However, its importance in the ecosystem of the farm is anything but small. The cultivation of chickpeas fixes nitrogen in the soil and makes it available for harvests in the coming years. The richness of nutrients in these responsibly maintained soils makes for chickpeas of high nutritional value and delicate flavor.

 

 

1kg packet

7,00 

(€7.00 per 1kg)

Emidio Pepe
At Emidio Pepe, grandfather Emidio’s vision is well and truly alive. For over 50 years, the family has grown their wine biodynamically, protecting the harmony and well-being of their Abbruzzo lands. Their approach goes beyond any natural wine trend. It’s about responsibility towards the terroir, the environment, and the people nourished by their food and drink.  And even though the Pepes are mostly known for their wines, their vision goes beyond grape monocultures. On the contrary: the family purchased all the lands bordering on their vineyard to grow a variety of crops in order to bind nitrogen in the soil and promote yeast cultures. This doesn’t just promote biodiversity, but yields wonderful produce used mainly by the family and their friends: chickpeas, olives, flour which gets made into pasta. Well, we are lucky to be part of their illustrious circle of friends and since you are part of ours, you too can enjoy these fantastic products which represent exactly the kind of agriculture we love to see.